A Chance to Change into Positivity

I felt very inspired by Sally’s talk this morning (Day 3). It’s all too easy to write down/think a load of negative thoughts of ‘I can’t do this because…’ Or ‘if I do this I might feel…’ All supposition as you haven’t done the ‘thing’ yet, so how do you know how you will feel. All avoidance techniques we use so often when we are in that cycle of anxiety. Acknowledging to yourself you are in this pattern of thinking is a good start to learn to change.

Not easy though… I found myself last weekend, whilst talking to people I hadn’t seen for a couple of months, regaling them with some of the disasters that have happened this year.  After a few sentences I realised what I was doing and tried to put a more positive spin on them. I also realised that by talking about them I was reliving the anxious feeling of the event… Not good… Lesson learnt, live in the present, the past has gone!!

With this in mind, once or twice in the last two weeks I have spoken firmly to myself when the worries creep in and think of three positives of why I should do it… And how much I WILL enjoy it when I get there. Put this into practise last night and was SO pleased when I came home as I had a really lovely evening.

So the road to less anxiety is positive, happy thoughts and hopefully there will be sunbeams around me.

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"Hi I’m Dena. I have worked in the same company for many years in a variety of roles and am now in a dual role of health and safety and assistant to the company secretary. I have been interested in holistic therapies for many years, and as I am qualified to practise in a few, it would be good to re-engage again with the calm and balance that they bring, and of course to increase my everyday Happyness! When I saw on Sally’s email asking for Happynesshubbers I thought what a good idea, but knowing me thought that I wouldn’t be able to commit to looking at all the emails for three weeks and finding time to go online and blog as I haven’t done it before. I know it only takes a few moments of the day, as I did dip in and out last time, and enjoyed the ones I looked at. My son is Paul, another Happynesshub Hero, and he asked me about becoming a Happynesshub Hero too – I surprised myself when I said yes! I’m excited to have the possibility of committing to start this exciting journey and make it part of my everyday life."

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